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What US Army trainers are learning from Russian tactics

6th June 2024 - 11:35 GMT | by Scott Gourley


Russian tanks carry out summer training. The US Army’s recent study analyses tactics and doctrine to better understand the potential threat. (Photo: Russian MoD)

How the US Army has been preparing to counter Russian military tactics and what strategic insights have been shaping its training and operations.

The US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) released a new ‘Army Techniques’ publication earlier this year which focused on Russian military tactics.

The study was released at the command’s annual Worldwide Opposing Force Conference back in February, with the publication helping to address the challenges the US faces against what service representatives described as “the acute Russian threat”.

The publication, known as ATP 7-100.1, described Russian tactics for use in US Army training, professional education and leader development. It formed part of a broader series that address a nation state’s military doctrine, with a focus on ground forces

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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